About Linda and the general plight of Republican Senate candidates in CT.
In a show intro last week I said: Elections are the last remaining true mass market.
If you get 43 percent of toothpaste users to use a certain brand — to love it above all others — to buy it even when the competition is on sale — you are the King of Toothpaste. You have achieved what no other person could.
If you get 43 percent of TV watchers to pick your program — well, nobody ever does that. It’s too hard. If you got 43 percent of all pay per view customers in a given week to choose your — just as an example — Wrestlemania program, you would have pulled off an incredible coup.
But if you get 43 percent of the vote, you’re a big loser.
And in a way, that explains what happened to Linda McMahon. People who liked her really loved her. She became a celebrity in a way that few politicians can. But it doesn’t matter much at 43 percent.